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Cards' Jackson leaves after being hurt on pitch

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson (22) pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson (22) pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson left in the sixth inning of Sunday night's game against Colorado because of an apparent right hamstring injury.

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The Rockies had runners on first and second with one out in the sixth after consecutive one-out singles by Todd Helton and Seth Smith. While facing the next batter, Ty Wigginton, Jackson grabbed his hamstring on the follow through while falling behind 3-0 in the count.

Jason Motte replaced Jackson, who was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays near the trade deadline in a deal for Colby Rasmus. Jackson made his fourth start for St. Louis, leaving with a 4-2 lead after throwing 98 pitches.

Motte retired Wigginton on a flyout and Chris Ianetta on a comebacker to end the threat.

 

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